Carrowlisheen Wedge Tomb

The Carrownlisheen Wedge Tomb (also known locally as “Leaba Dhiarmada is Ghrainne”) is located on the Aran Island of Inishmaan in County Galway in Ireland.

Carrowlisheen Wedge Tomb

The Carrownlisheen Wedge Tomb (also known locally as “Leaba Dhiarmada is Ghrainne”) is located on the Aran Island of Inishmaan in County Galway in Ireland. Wedge Tombs were constructed between 4000 and 2500 BCE, and they are double-walled, aisle-free, mostly undivided megalithic constructions.

The east-west oriented chamber is about 3.5 m long and is delimited by large side stones that lie vertically under the large capstone. Outer ramparts lie on the north and south sides of the chamber. An upright stone in the west may have formed part of the entrance. Traces of the cairn, which was built on bare flat limestone, have been preserved.

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